The Cranberries – New Free Concert!
Ireland and the Irish produce some of the finest music ever. I drove by Ms. O’Riordan’s hillside home some years back on the road to Dingle! What a beautiful country, what an awesome sound from The Cranberries. Click on the photo to watch the video and read more from NPR.ORG. Slàinte
The Irish group’s alternately pretty and strident early- to mid-’90s hits (“Linger,” “Salvation,” “Zombie,” et al) have aged well, as have the band members themselves, so now marks a perfect time for The Cranberries to break a lengthy hiatus. Wisely, though, singer Dolores O’Riordan and company aren’t turning a blind eye to the past: This five-song Tiny Desk Concert includes early hits “Linger,” “Ode to My Family” and “Zombie,” and if the band played them out of some sort of grudging sense of obligation, you’d never know it. Naturally, fresh material also popped up on the landscape, as The Cranberries showed off two solid songs (“Tomorrow” and “Raining in My Heart“) from a new album called Roses, which comes out next Tuesday.
Thoughts on a Cranberries Tiny Desk Concert will no doubt range from “The Cranberries?” to “The Cranberries!” But wherever you reside on that spectrum, it’s worth visiting — and, appropriately enough, revisiting — this charming performance.
- “Ode To My Family”
- “If I Could Fly”